What Handheld Camera Gimbals Can I Buy
Below is a complete list of handheld camera gimbals available to buy today, and unlike e-commerce stores, you'll find we aren't limited to stocking just a particular manufacturer or model of camera gimbal.
We have no limits and we keep up with the industry and are continually adding new options that come to market so that you can get the answer to your questions about camera gimbals and other film gear.
Depending on what you need a camera gimbal for, we'll add some basic features and specs to the table so that you can compare and find the right gimbal for you.
If you want to compare and filter for more features, check out our camera gimbal comparison tool where we share every single spec and feature for gimbals.
How Much Do Handheld Camera Gimbals Cost
At the time of writing, handheld camera gimbals can range anywhere from $69 to $699, that's quite a big jump in price, but this means there are options for everybody.
At the lower end you'll find $69 camera gimbals which can hold action cameras and smartphones, with those looking to stabilize footage for their mirrorless or dslr camera will have to spend a bit more to get something that will fit.
If you are looking for something more mid-range, you'll find plenty of options between $100-$250 that should do the trick.
How Long Do Handheld Camera Gimbals Work For
One of the things to consider with a camera gimbal is that it is powered by a battery, or multiple batteries, some are inbuilt and others can be removed and replaced.
Because they need to run the processor and the 3 motors that move the 3-axis on the handheld gimbal, they all need some form of power, and that comes in battery form.
The good thing is, batteries are energy dense, can be charged whilst the gimbal is in use, and the motors and processors that need the energy are efficient and take up hardly any of the batteries charge.
You'l find handheld camera gimbals working anywhere from 2 hours (120 minutes) up to times of 20 hours in some cases.
We have first hand experience of this and have managed to film multi-day events on a single battery charge.
How Quick Do Handheld Gimbals Charge
Just like with their battery life, charging different gimbals can be quite varied and will range from anywhere around 90 minutes for the fastest charge, through to 300 minutes (5 hours) for the slowest charge.
Again, this is dependent on the type of battery used, the type of charging used (wall or USB) and so forth.
Below you can see all handheld camera gimbals available and sort the table by how long they charge, if that is one of the important factors for you.
How Much Weight Can A Handheld Gimbal Carry (Payload)
What is the payload of the available handheld camera gimbals? This pretty much means, how much weight can the gimbal carry and still work as advertised.
This is very important as everyone will be using different cameras and different lens combinations for their film making and video recording.
So even if the camera and lens might fit, the weight might be too much, which is why we've added this specification of each handheld gimbal here for you to work out what can work for your camera gear.
The smallest camera gimbals that are handheld can carry tiny weights of up to about 130 grams in total, these are for action cameras mostly.
Smartphone handheld gimbals can carry payloads of up to about 280grams, which is more than enough for the most modern and heaviest of smartphones.
And some camera gimbals at the other end of this spectrum which can carry payloads and weights of up to 6.5kg (6500grams), with most large cinema camera gimbals having payloads of about 4kg (4000grams) on average.
How Heavy Are Handheld Gimbals Stabilizers
Weight might be an important factor for you, combined with the weight of your camera and lens, you might be considering looking for a lightweight handheld camera gimbal setup for your filming needs.
You will find that the lightest are about 250-300 grams in weight and these are for smartphone gimbals.
If you're looking to film with a compact camera or small mirrorless camera, such as a Sony A6000, you will be looking at gimbal weights of about 500grams.
And if you are shooting with cinema cameras, large mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, the gimbal weight goes up significantly and you'll be expected to carry anywhere from 1500grams up to weights of 1800grams (1.8kg) which is quite heavy.
This is why you find handheld camera gimbals with multiple arms so that you can hold them for longer periods with both of your hands and in different positions to spread out the weight whilst you're using it.
What Can You Fit To A Handheld Camera Gimbal
You can fit any and every camera type you've probably ever owned or thought of, so far, the only thing we've been unable to fit to our camera gimbals are underwater housings, but that's just mad and not a real issue in our opinion.
We have over 30+ hand held camera gimbals at the time of writing and they can hold everything from action cameras of all shapes and sizes, to smartphones, small compact cameras and mirrorless cameras, as well as cinema cameras and large DSLRs with different lens sizes and weights.
Whatever it is you have, we're sure you can fit it on to some of the handheld gimbal offerings on the market today.
Some even utilise multi-camera mounts, such as the Hohem iMulti and the Feiyu G6 Plus and Max gimbals. These can hold action cameras, smartphones and small mirrorless cameras and these are mostly our go-to stabilizers and gimbals because they do so much more.
If you're thinking of shooting with just a smartphone, you can get adapter plates that will fit in GoPro and small rectangular action cameras on to the small handheld gimbal, meaning you get a multi use gimbal for the price of one.
What Other Features Do Handheld Gimbals Have
There are many other features that they have that we haven't shared with your here, but if you head to the gimbal comparison tool, you can answer most queries and specific questions you have in regards to this filming equipment.
Remember, you can sort the table below to see which handheld gimbals are the least, most, heaviest, lightest of each feature.
Some camera gimbals can work with smartphones to follow faces and object tracking, with the gimbal left to its own devices and will move around to keep track of the subject you want to follow.
Some handheld gimbals are weatherproof and have IP ratings which means they are fine to use in dusty and wet environments. You can find these on the gimbal comparison tool and using the filter gimbal IP rating in the left column of the discovery tool.